Vertex Standard VX180


Categories: All Brands, Vertex


The Vertex Standard VX180 is available in VHF high band (VX-180V) and UHF (VX-180U) models. Programming is accomplished with Vertex CE44 software and CT-42A programming cable. Generic versions of this cable available on eBay and elsewhere can also be used to program the radio, but buy generic at your own risk. It is recommended that you run the CE44 software on an older bare-bones PC running DOS exclusively to eliminate hardware conflicts and processor speeds that the software cannot deal with. The author uses a 75 MHz Pentium IBM PC running IBM PC-DOS 6.3 to program this radio.


  • Light Weight and Compact Size
  • 16 Channel Capacity
  • 5 Watts Power Output
  • (Selectable to 1 Watt)
  • 8-Character Alphanumeric Display
  • MIL-STD 810 C/D/E
  • Rugged Construction
  • Loud, Clear Audio Output
  • 12.5/25 kHz Bandwidth
  • Programmble by Channel
  • 3 Programmable Front-Panel
  • Function Keys
  • CTCSS/DCS Encode + Decode
  • DTMF ANI Decode
  • Dual 2-Tone Decode
  • Multi-Mode Sacn
  • (incl. Dual Watch, Priority, Follow-Me)
  • ARTS” (Auto-Range Transponder System)
  • BCLO, BTLO, and TOT Functions
  • TX/RX Battery Saver Circuit
  • PC Proramming
  • Radio-To-Radio Cloning